Knights of Columbus

Pope John XXIII Council 5495

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Burien, WA 98166
(206) 248-2543

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COUNCIL INFORMATION
The Pope John XXIII council is located in St. Francis of Assisi parish at 15226 21st Ave. SW, Burien, WA 98166. Our Grand Knight for the 2017-18 fraternal year is Jim Bacon. You can contact the Knights by phone at (206) 248-2543, or by email at ken.devos@comcast.net.

COUNCIL MEETINGS
Meetings are on the first and third Thursdays of the month in the parish hall at 7:00pm.
The Fourth Degree assembly meets on the first Tuesday of the month.

ABOUT OUR COUNCILPainting by Salvador Dali
Pope John XXIII Council works closely with the Parish of St. Francis of Assisi in Burien, providing funds for various projects and support to many parish functions and activities.
The Knights of Columbus is an international organization of Catholic men founded on the principles of "Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism."
At the present time there are over 1.9 million members, of which 17,000 are in Washington. Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to any practical Catholic man over the age of 18 in union with the Holy See. The purpose as stated in October 1882 by our founder, Father Michael J. McGivney, is to help Catholic men remain steadfast in their faith through mutual encouragement, to promote closer ties of fraternity among them, and to set up an elementary system of insurance so that the widows and children of members in the group who might die would not find themselves in dire financial straits.
Pope John XXIII Council 5495 serves the St. Francis parish. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the St. Francis parish hall. They are not open to non-members unless it is an open meeting. Currently, there are 88 members active in the council.

OFFICERS of POPE JOHN XXIII COUNCIL 2017-2018

Grand Knight Jim Bacon 206-963-6824
Deputy Grand Knight Chuck Davidson  
Chancellor Michael Myers  
Financial Secretary Ken DeVos 206-248-2543
Treasurer Pat Robinson  
Warden Jack Erban  
Recorder Leo Ehreth  
Lecturer Jim Orchekowsky 425-269-1413
Advocate Dan McGarry  
Inside Guard Chris Treichel  
Outside Guard Ed Simmons  
Trustee 1yr Don Dorres  
Trustee 2yr Paul Hanks  
Trustee 3yr    
PROGRAM DIRECTORS
Chaplain Fr. Dick Hayatsu 206-242-4575
Program Director Ken DeVos  
Church Director Jim McQuarrie  
Vocation Chairman Paul Hanks  
Youth Director Chris Treichel  
Pro-Life Couple    
Health Services    
Public Relations Paul Hanks  

 

CURRENT PROGRAMS
The Knights of Columbus is dedicated to helping and supporting our priests as well as religious and pro-life causes. The council contributes to a state pro-life program and also contributes money and baby items to Pregnancy Aid of Des Moines at an annual "baby shower."
The council supports a state Pennies-for-Heaven vocations program providing direct support to three seminarians a year through the national RSVP program. Council members and their families save their pennies all year for a pennies weigh-in and potluck supper each May.
The council contributes to Morality in Media each year and supports a number of local Seattle area charities on an irregular basis. Some of these are the Matt Talbot Center, St. Martin de Porres, and Francis House. To raise money for these charities, it hosts a number of breakfasts at St. Francis parish and conducts an annual raffle.
Money is also raised by the sale of religious Christmas cards at St. Francis. This is part of the national "Keep Christ in Christmas" campaign. Proceeds from the breakfasts at St. Francis are given to the youth programs of the parish. In previous years the council has supported a Little League baseball team and provided supplies for CYO athletic programs.
The council assists in the upkeep of the St. Francis parish hall, their meeting place, and puts aside a sum of money each month for that purpose. Council 5495 was instrumental in making it a usable meeting and social hall after its deactivation as a place of worship. Members planned and furnished the kitchen. They have also painted, wired, and purchased tables and chairs.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Council 5495 hosts a number of dinners and potluck suppers during the year for members and guests, a Christmas party, and an annual backyard barbecue. The council sponsors a basketball free-throw shooting contest for grade school boys and girls and a Christmas holiday basketball tournament for seventh grade girls CYO teams. All activities and events are open to members and guests.

Mater DolorosaMISSION STATEMENT
Burien Council 5495 shall uphold and promulgate the four pillars of Knighthood: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.
Burien Council 5495 shall be an organization of action grounded in contemplation. Knights shall actively seek to do Christ's work in the world and to exemplify Christ to others. Knights shall also take seriously their duty to cultivate their own spirituality and to do all things for the greater glory of God.
Burien Council 5495 shall recognize their solemn duty to protect and foster our Catholic heritage.
Burien Council 5495 is unambiguously pro-life. In solidarity with the pro-life movement, our members are committed to building and sustaining a culture hospitable to life in all conditions and in all stages of its development, from conception to natural death.

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